Blog o’ Blogs November

Controversy brewing in global antitrust, with some serious developments gearing up to bring us plenty to discuss for year’s end. Landmark cases may shake up the landscape in Europe for major tech industries, while the still incomplete SCOTUS awaits with a full docket for a (possibly) game-changing election, and the FTC tackles the complexity of a (possibly criminal) new business format.

In two recent landmark judgements, Swiss Courts have provided important clarifications on the protection of business secrets and access to files in cartel cases. Harmful internal business communication subject to publication In 2011, the Swiss Competition Commission (“ComCo”) imposed a fine on Nikon for suspected violations of Swiss competition law.
Marcel Meinhardt and Frank Bremer (Kluwer Competition)
Sadly, in our current political climate in the United States, it is virtually impossible to hear any policy discussions on issues.  I thought this paper might be of interest.  It is not written by either of the campaigns, however.  The author is with the current Obama administration as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Robert Connolly (Cartel Capers)